The document was released on January 25th and its contents had been already anticipated by NGV Journal in November.
The report adopts many of NGVA Europe points of view and marks a clear shift in Brussels’ position on natural gas vehicles, in a moment in which even The Economist has hosted a debate on its website stating that “the House believes that natural gas will do more than renewables to limit the world’s carbon emissions” and declaring that natural gas is less pollutant than coal and that it has a “reliable, established technology” that doesn’t need the subsidies necessary for other solutions, “which cost taxpayers and industries billions of dollars a year”.
Concerning methane, the document underlines that building additional refuelling stations to ensure widespread supply and that setting “harmonised standards for biomethane injection into the gas grid” are absolute priorities.
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